Thursday, June 22, 2006

Book Burning in Chicago

If you can't be a big-timer at crimes against humanity, I guess you can at least manage a tried and true act of ignorance: burning books.

At the John Merlo branch of the Chicago Public library, someone torched about 100 books. 10 were African American literature, the rest were gay/lesbian.

The first time I saw the movie Farenheit 451, I cried. I crawled back across the room to get as far away from the TV as I could. (Ironically enough, I didn't read the book until much later.) Every time I hear about book burning, my skin crawls.

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